I think I may need to replace my Stearns & Foster Adele Ultra Firm Mattress, but it has been discontinued.
I also see that Stearns & Foster now has memory foam in all their mattress, which I don't like.
Can you recommend a mattress model and brand that is currently made that is closest to Stearns and Foster Adele Ultra Firm Mattress?
Best regards, Robert
We had been a Sealy/S&F retailer for many years.
When Tempurpedic bought them, and loaded all those mattresses with memory foam, we stopped selling them and went shopping at the industry trade shows for high quality alternatives.
Your Adele has no memory foam in it, which is why it lasted so long.
Memory foam is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing. It sleeps hot, worsens any back pain you may have, and off gasses the toxic chemicals from which it’s made….pretty nasty stuff.
The line of mattresses that we found to replace S&F, is the Natura of Canada Greenspring….extremely high quality and containing no memory foam.
I am looking for a Sealy Signature Maymont mattress, but I can’t seem to locate it.
Was it discontinued? If so, is there an equivalent?
That mattress is nearly 20 years old.
Since then, Sealy was purchased by Tempurpedic.
There is absolutely nothing on the market that even comes close to the specifications of that mattress.
‘Discontinued’ is an understatement.
At the time you bought your Sealy Maymont, almost no mattresses were upholstered with memory foam.
At that time, it was difficult to buy a bad mattress.
Today, quite the opposite is true.
The key to avoiding buying a bad mattress, is to be sure that it has no memory foam in it.
All of the once trusted name brands have been sold.
All are now upholstered with memory foam.
Despite all the hype and advertising stating the opposite, memory foam is the worst upholstery material ever invented. Its sole purpose is to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing.
Today, it’s all about profit and not at all about quality.
It’s not only a very poor-quality product, it’s also a health hazard, off gassing the toxic chemicals from which it’s made. The fumes attack your respiratory system.
Sleeping hot is one of the more minor negative side effects.
Memory foam is the only upholstery material that is temperature sensitive.
As it warms from your body heat, it softens allowing the heavier parts of your body to sink too far, which throws off the natural alignment of the spine.
If you have back problems, memory foam will make them worse.
If you don’t have back problems, memory foam will cause them to develop.
We specialize in high quality mattresses that have no memory foam in them.
High quality does not necessarily translate into expensive.
And as you shop, you’ll find that expensive does not necessarily translate into quality.
My recommendations are based on your specific needs.
If you would like a recommendation, I need some personal information.
Ages, heights and weights of the people using the mattress.
Any and all physical ailments you might have.
I went to through this extensive explanation because it was obvious to me that you are completely unaware of the current situation.
Buying a memory foam upholstered mattress, is a mistake that is more than just a waste of money.
Thank you, Pete. We’re looking for a king or California king.
I’m 5’7 180 and 31. I have lumbar issues (I have herniated discs and pinched nerves).
The same for my husband who is 5’8", 270-280 lbs. and 42.
Your husband’s size requires our strongest mattress.
The best type of coil system for back pain relief from herniated discs, is an individually pocketed coil.
Each coil is pre-compressed into a pocket.
Each coil moves independently from one another.
Being pre-compressed, each coil pushes up against you.
This type of coil system maintains the natural alignment of the spine, which is the key to relieving pain caused by that sort of back issue.
The mattress I’m recommending is the same as the one we sleep on at home.
I have a variety of discs related back problems...herniated, bulging and degenerative disc disease.
I’ve had these problems for 19+ years. Yet, I sleep and wake with no back pain.
My wife and I are, each, over 200 lbs.
Our mattress is almost 6 years old and, still, in like new condition.
Your Sealy mattress is upholstered with petrochemical based polyurethane foam...the standard from the late 60s/early 70s, until memory foam started taking over about 10 years ago.
The absolute best upholstery material has always been natural latex foam rubber...and has been for the last 100 years. Latex is more comfortable and more durable than any other type of upholstery material.
The mattress I’m recommending uses a pocketed coil, with a very high coil count and made of double tempered steel...for added durability.
The upholstery material is Natural Talalay Latex.
That mattress is The Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush.
The ultra plush model is the most comfortable of their 4 models and is, in no way, too soft.
Latex provides a unique feel...cushy, but resilient.
It holds you up, rather than allowing you to sink.
The best way to describe the feel, is that you are floating.
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